BC Teacher-Librarians' Association

BCTLA Fall Conference 2022 / Treasure Mountain Canada 7

Leading Forward / Post-Pandemic Library Learning Commons: From Crisis to Invention

 October 21-22, 2022

Keynote - David A. Robertson (Keynote)



  • David Robertson


    DAVID A. ROBERTSON (he, him, his) was the 2021 recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada Freedom to Read Award. He is the author of numerous books for young readers including When We Were Alone, which won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award, The Barren Grounds, the first book in the middle-grade The Misewa Saga series, shortlisted for the Ontario Library Association’s Silver Birch Award and the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award, and On The Trapline, illustrated by Julie Flett, which won David's second Governor General's Literary Award and was named one of the best picture books of 2021 by the CCBC, The Horn Book, New York Public Library, Quill & Quire, and American Indians in Children's Literature. His memoir, Black Water: Family, Legacy, and Blood Memory, was a Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire book of the year in 2020, and won the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction as well as the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award at the 2020 Manitoba Book Awards. Dave is the writer and host of the podcast Kíwew, winner of the 2021 RTDNA Praire Region Award for Best Podcast. He is a member of Norway House Cree Nation and currently lives in Winnipeg.


Keynote - Ivan Coyote (Endnote)



  • Ivan Coyote


    Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, they are the author of thirteen books, the creator of four films, six stage shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Coyote’s books have won the ReLit Award, been named a Stonewall Honour Book, been long-listed for Canada Reads, and been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize for non-fiction, and the Governor General's Award for non-fiction twice. In 2017 Ivan was given an honorary Doctor of Laws from Simon Fraser University. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Ivan's stories manage to handle both the hilarious and the historical with reverence and compassion, and remind us all of our own fallible and imperfect humanity, while at the same time inspiring us to change the world. Ivan's 13th book, Care Of, was released in June 2021 by McClelland and Stewart.

    Photo by Emily Cooper Photography


Keynote - Treasure Mountain Canada Opening

Dinner and a guest speaker at the Boathouse Resturant.

Award Handout - Angela Thacker Award and Leading Learning Implementation Award